José Antonio Reyes Calderón is a Spanish international footballer who currently features for the Spanish giants Atletico Madrid. He plays as a midfielder but can team up as a winger or a striker.
Reyes is a product of the youth system of FC Sevilla and made his senior debut for the Andalucian club in 2000 as a substitute against Real Zaragoza and developed himself in the next four years at Sevilla. He earned a huge reputation as one of the most versatile players in La Liga and was signed by the Premiership outfits Arsenal in the summer of 2004 after scoring 25 goals in 95 appearances for the Seville side.
Arsenal signed him for 10.5 million pounds but Jose Antonio Reyes was mostly a modest player for Arsenal. After two seasons in London, Reyes complained of homesickness and was offloaded on loan to Spanish giants Real Madrid for the 2006-2007 season with Julio Cesar Baptista moving in the opposite direction.
Reye played a pivotal role for Real Madrid that season and rediscovered his old form and rhythm and helped Real to their first La Liga triumph in four years and scored on the last day of the season against Real Mallorca.
While it was being circulated that Reyes would be signed by Real Madrid on a permanent deal, Atletico Madrid came into the picture and signed the Spaniard from Arsenal for 12 million euros. But in the 2007-2008 season, Reyes was largely anonymous for Atleti.
Jose Antonio Reyes made his full internatinal debut for Spain in 2003 when he played against Portugal. He played for Spain in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.